Solved The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

cambob

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Hello every one.
I have "dell inspiron 7000 series 7537" come with Windows 8.1 pro pre-installed on SSHD (1To+8Go)
I have idiotically deleted my "C" and "D" but I didn't toutch any other partition.
I have end up with unallocated free space so I have repatitionate it into 03 partitions.
Now when i try to instal windows 8.1 enterprise it telle me that
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
now I have a laptop without OS .
so what should i do to recover my factory image on the recovery partion
or how to instal the enterprise edition.
thanks
 

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"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

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Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.png

Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table.png
 
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    Windows 10
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    Lenovo G580
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    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
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    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.
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